Weekend Links - Using Music to Detect Early Alzheimer's

In this week's addition of Weekend Links, we bring you an article written by Holly St. Lifer that recently appeared in both AARP The Magazine and the "Fifty is The New Fifty" blog.

The article details a music-based program called "CogNotes," created by MIT doctoral associate Adam Boulanger.  In the program, users compose a song, then play memory games related to their melody.  Researchers believe that this program will allow individuals to detect signs of Alzheimer's in the very early stages.  Early detection allows doctors and therapists to implement medication and therapies that can slow the progression of the disease.

Read more about this exciting research over at "Fifty is The New Fifty" or in the August/September 2012 issue of AARP The Magazine!